An important aspect of technology management is developing the skills to research a technology and identify the capabilities, application, and implications of its adoption and use within an organization. This research paper will allow students to evaluate an emerging technology based on broad industry practices and specific organizational needs.
Students will research and select an emerging, innovative technology and discuss the impact of the technology on business. Students may choose a new, original technology solution, or identify the emergent application of a currently existing solution. The research topic will be chosen in the first module, and students will spend two modules researching the technology and thinking about how its application can create value for a business
Project requirements are: A topic proposal, due at the end of Module One (submitted for feedback consistent with the Innovations in IT Paper Rubric, but not graded separately) A final report, due in Module Three (graded using the Innovations in IT Paper Rubric)
Format The final research proposal should be 3–5 pages in length, not including cover page or reference list. This project must follow current APA formatting.
To successfully complete this research project, you will be expected to apply what you have learned in this course and should include the following objectives:
1. Identify emerging IT trends through scholarly and/or trade literature2. Understand the impact of innovative IT solutions on business
Guidelines for Submission: This paper must follow these formatting guidelines: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, APAcitations. Paper should be 3–5 pages, not including cover page and references.